2018 Reading Challenge: Book Shorter Than 100 Pages

The first task on our 2018 Reading Challenge is to read a book shorter than 100 pages. On the surface, this sounds easy, but unless you're looking for a kid's or middle grade book (which is totally acceptable for this challenge!) you might have a hard time finding one. Here are some of our favorite books that clock in under 100 pages!

1. We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie): This tiny book packs a big punch! Based on her TEDTalk of the same name, Adichie's 49-page manifesto is one of our store bestsellers. 

2. Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs (Beth Ann Fennelly): Okay, this book is actually 112 pages, but it counts for the spirit of the task. Fennelly demonstrates in her 52 "micro-memoirs" that life's most important moments can be summed up in just a few sentences. This was one of Annie's shelf subscription picks from last year!

3. Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck): This is another one that's kind of cheating, because it's 107 pages, but if you've never read this novella (or haven't read it since high school), it's absolutely worth your time. One of Ashley's favorites! Warning: have tissues handy. (Bonus recommendation: Steinbeck's The Red Pony.)

4. Binti (Nnedi Okorafor): One of Kate's favorite reads of 2017, Binti is a 90-page novella that will change your mindset about what sci-fi stories can be. If you've seen Black Panther, you'lll love Okorafor's take on Afrofuturism (and Binti will remind you of Shuri)!

5. The Last Interview (various authors): The books in The Last Interview series collect the final public conversations with famous thinkers. We've got Hannah Arendt, Nora Ephron, Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King, Jr., and J. D. Salinger in stock (and can order others)! All of them clock in at just under 100 pages. 

That's it for this week!